Ethiopia with a temperate climate, grand mountain scenery and a tradition of generous hospitality, all in all the Ethiopia highlands offer suburb trekking opportunities. Horses, mules, camels and donkeys are universal means of transport, so horse, mule and camel trekking has been a natural development. Trekking can be interpreted in many ways, but it is usually walking or riding a horse, mule or camel, or a combination of the two. The animals can be used just for carrying a load or can be ridden part of the time, and the usual group will have pack animals for baggage and some riding animals the group can be used in turn.
Trekking in Ethiopia does not involve any necessary skill, although it obviously is best if you are physically fit. The terrain is usually steep for only short period, when walking rather than riding may be necessary. Much of the time it will be walking, although this may be at an altitude as high as 4000 meters (13,120 feet). A slow pace is recommended, which is not difficult as there is so much to see and wonder at.
Trips can be tailored to meet and fulfill individuals’ needs or requirements, weather they need day trips around Dinsho, the headquarter of the Bale Mountains National Park or at Sankaber of the Simien Mountains National Park or ten or more days to explore the untouched stunning African land.
Tour code: OLET 2002
Duration: 24 Days and 23 NIGHTS
Means of Transport: Air and Surface
Day 1: Arrive at Addis Ababa Bole International airport. Overnight Hotel
Day 2: Time to discover the attractions of Addis Ababa. Overnight Hotel
Day 3: After early breakfast; depart north to Bahir Dar. Overnight Hotel
Day 4: Visit the Blue Nile falls; plus island monasteries. Overnight Hotel
Day 5: Morning leave Bahir Dar and proceed to Gonder. Overnight Hotel
Day 6: After breakfast head to the Simien mountain. Overnight Camping
Day 7: Commence trekking from Buyit to Sankaber. Overnight Camping
Day 8: After breakfast; trek 6 – 7hrs towards Geech. Overnight Camping
Day 9: Hiking to mount Imetgogo, Saha and Kedadit. Overnight Camping
Day 10: After breakfast; continue hiking to Chennek. Overnight Camping
Day 11: Trekking to Ambiquo passing mount Bwahit. Overnight Camping
Day 12: Ascent mount Ras Dashen high up to 4620m. Overnight Camping
Day 13: Morning; keep on hiking towards Arquazeye. Overnight Camping
Day 14: Morning resume trekking towards Mekarebia. Overnight Camping
Day 15: Trekking to Mulit campsite for overnight stay. Overnight Camping
Day 16: To Adiarkay end of the hike; then drive to Axum. Overnight Hotel
Day 17: Full day in Axum visiting the historical attractions. Overnight Hotel
Day 18: Drive to Hawzen visiting Debre Damo monastery. Overnight Hotel
Day 19: Explore the some famous rock churches of Tigrai. Overnight Hotel
Day 20: Journey to Lalibela; visiting Yimrehanne Christos. Overnight Hotel
Day 21: Discover the renowned rock churches of Lalibela. Overnight Hotel
Day 22: Daytrip to Asheten and Geneta Mariam churches. Overnight Hotel
Day 23: Transfer to Lalibela airport and fly to Addis Ababa. Overnight Hotel
Day 24: Visit sights of Addis Ababa; then in the evening departure to home.